July 2015 work-based learning update

29 July 2015

This month's update includes information on public funding approval for new Business Skills BTEC Specialist qualifications and sample onscreen assessment materials. 

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New Business Skills BTEC Specialist qualifications approved for public funding for adult learners

We're delighted to confirm that the Skills Funding Agency has approved the following four BTEC Specialist qualifications for public funding for adult learners:

QAN

Qualification Title

Credit Size

601/5303/9

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (QCF)

13

601/5359/3

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (QCF)

15

601/5580/2

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

15

601/5261/8

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

17

Business Skills funding update

Here's an update, as of July 2015, on the funding status for the suite of Business Skills qualifications, both as a standalone qualification for 19+ learners and as an apprenticeship component qualification:

Sector

QAN

Qualification Title

Apprenticeship Funded

19+ Funding

Management & Leadership

601/3430/6

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading (QCF)

601/3396/X

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF)

601/3401/X

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)

601/3402/1

Pearson Edexcel Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)

x

601/3397/1

Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)

x

x

601/5250/3

Pearson BTEC Level  2 Award in Principles of Team Leading (QCF)

x

x

601/5251/5

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (QCF)

x

601/5292/8

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Principles of Management (QCF)

x

x

601/5293/X

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management (QCF)

x

601/3500/1

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)

601/3798/8

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership (QCF)

x

x

601/3803/8

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership (QCF)

x

x

601/3596/7

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)

x

Customer Service

601/3392/2

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service (QCF)

x

601/3424/0

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service (QCF)

601/3478/1

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service (QCF)

601/3479/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service (QCF)

x

Employer letters required

601/5305/2

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Customer Service (Entry 3)(QCF)

x

Provider letters required

601/5306/4

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Certificate in Customer Service (Entry 3)(QCF)

x

Provider letters required

601/5304/0

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Customer Service (QCF)

x

x

601/5303/9

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (QCF)

x

601/5358/1

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Principles of  Customer Service (QCF)

x

x

601/5359/3

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (QCF)

x

601/5398/2

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Principles of Customer Service (QCF)

x

x

601/5399/4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (QCF)

x

Employer letters required

Business Administration

601/3393/4

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration (QCF)

x

601/3405/7

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

601/3406/9

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

601/3425/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

601/5577/2

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Principles of Business Administration (QCF) (Entry 3)

x

Provider letters required

601/5578/4

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (QCF) (Entry 3)

x

Provider letters required

601/5579/6

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

x

Employer letters required

601/5580/2

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

x

601/5262/X

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

x

x

601/5261/8

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

x

601/5240/0

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

x

x

601/5241/2

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (QCF)

x

Employer letters required

601/3499/9

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

Employer letters required

601/3594/3

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

Employer letters required

We continue to work with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to confirm continued support for our vocational qualifications from our customers and the employers they work with to ensure these qualifications remain eligible for adult funding. As part of this process we have been asked by the SFA to include letters that demonstrate industry recognition of these qualifications.

There are a number of qualifications where we still require letters of recognition from providers or employers to make a submission to te SFA for funding approval. The type of support required is indicated in the table.

If your centre can help to obtain letters of support for any of these qualifications, please contact us.

Business Skills sample onscreen assessment materials – sample tests answers now available

Sample tests answers are now available to download for the Business Skills sample onscreen assessment materials.

The sample test player and sample assessment materials can be accessed on the BTEC Specialist onscreen testing page under the heading 'New Business Skills sample assessment material for first teaching in 2014'.

The sample assessment materials are available via a sample test player, which replicates the look and feel of the Pearson Onscreen Platform (POP).

Through the sample test player, centres and learners can access:

A Functionality Sample Test intended to demonstrate item type functionality. It will enable centres and learners to familiarise themselves with the item types they may find within a test for a vocational specialist qualification.

Sample assessment material for:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service (601/3424/0)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service (601/3478/1)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (601/3405/7)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (601/3406/9)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading (601/3430/6)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management (601/3396/X)

The sample assessment material is intended to allow centres and learners to familiarise themselves with the type of questions that they may find appearing within a test.

Items within the sample assessment materials are illustrative examples only, based on tested units from within the Level 2 and Level 3 Business Skills qualifications.

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